Rafael Fajardo

Rafael Fajardo is a designer, researcher and educator. He is the founder and director of SWEAT, a loose collaborative dedicated to the creation of socially conscious video games. His games have been exhibited internationally and are available to play for free online.

Fajardo is co-principal investigator of P4 Games, a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to teach the making of Humane Games to high school teachers and students. Fajardo is an associate professor at the University of Denver, Colorado, where he teaches across the Electronic Media Arts & Design, Digital Media Studies and Game Development degree programs. He is a collaborative coauthor of a proposed curriculum to be announced in late 2012 in emergent digital practices, at the University of Denver.

He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned his MFA, and at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a BA and a BFA. Fajardo has lately been obsessed with Tumblr, where he (re)posts on Humane Games, Critical Toys and Emergent Digital Practices.

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